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This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $154 per patient in 2013.
They performed about 4 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
512
Rank: 20th
out of 395 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
5,071
Rank: 7th
out of 395 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
9.9 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 4.1
Total Paid
by Medicare
$127K
Rank: 12th
out of 395 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$248 This Provider
Avg $154

Office Visits

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Medicare reimburses office visits using a five-point scale, with five being the most intensive and costly. The chart below shows what percentage of this provider’s office visits were reimbursed at each level. A higher than average proportion of costly visits is not necessarily an indication of a problem, but it may be worth asking about.

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Carey J. Welsh
Average for Family Medicine Providers in Montana

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 141 different services in 2013
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Drug Services
Medical Services
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
665
times performed,
13% of his services

1st 4th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

294
patients got this service, 57% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$2,035an average of $3 per time performed $1,968
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
556
times performed,
11% of his services

2nd 3rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

271
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$61,305an average of $110 per time performed $40,771
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
498
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 8th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

273
patients got this service, 53% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,568an average of $11 per time performed $5,249
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
431
times performed,
8% of his services

4th 1st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

260
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$31,700an average of $74 per time performed $21,227
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
429
times performed,
8% of his services

5th 11th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

250
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,559an average of $15 per time performed $5,581
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
203
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 24th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

138
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,041an average of $5 per time performed $871
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
187
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 16th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

152
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,708an average of $20 per time performed $2,687
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
169
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 23rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

130
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$4,154an average of $25 per time performed $3,830
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
162
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 17th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

76
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$2,268an average of $14 per time performed $2,130
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
140
times performed,
3% of his services

10th 49th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

93
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$573an average of $4 per time performed $427
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
87
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 7th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
4.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.4)
$522an average of $6 per time performed $464
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
84
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 34th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

60
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$1,008an average of $12 per time performed $931
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), subsequent visit ×

Service Code: G0439
Performed in an office
82
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 18th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

82
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,443an average of $79 per time performed $6,352
an average of $77 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial colony count, urine

Service Code: 87086
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 71st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

54
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$852an average of $12 per time performed $776
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
65
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 77th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

52
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$585an average of $9 per time performed $509
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle in... +

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
65
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 66th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

52
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$520an average of $8 per time performed $455
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 40 minutes ×

Service Code: 99215
Performed in an office
64
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 40th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

63
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$9,468an average of $148 per time performed $5,657
an average of $88 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test... +

Prostate cancer screening; prostate specific antigen test (psa) ×

Service Code: G0103
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 64th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

60
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,560an average of $26 per time performed $1,496
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.93% of his services

19th 69th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

40
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,479an average of $53 per time performed $1,673
an average of $36 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal,... +

Evaluation of antimicrobial drug (antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral) ×

Service Code: 87186
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.89% of his services

20th 96th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

35
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$557an average of $12 per time performed $526
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), initial visit ×

Service Code: G0438
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.81% of his services

21st 47th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

41
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,813an average of $117 per time performed $4,733
an average of $115 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.79% of his services

22nd 12th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

40
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$968an average of $24 per time performed $950
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation +

Red blood cell sedimentation rate, to detect inflammation ×

Service Code: 85651
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.77% of his services

23rd 72nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

34
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$205an average of $5 per time performed $188
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.65% of his services

24th 54th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

32
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$731an average of $22 per time performed $398
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.65% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

30
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$726an average of $22 per time performed $674
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial culture for aerobic isolates

Service Code: 87077
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.59% of his services

26th 114th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

21
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$360an average of $12 per time performed $328
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Troponin (protein) analysis

Service Code: 84484
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.53% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

26
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$378an average of $14 per time performed $362
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, o... +

Injection into tissue or muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.49% of his services

28th 22nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$632an average of $25 per time performed $442
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Folic acid level

Service Code: 82746
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.45% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

22
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$483an average of $21 per time performed $456
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial imple ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.43% of his services

30th 126th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,234an average of $56 per time performed $882
an average of $40 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.39% of his services

31st 44th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

20
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$241an average of $12 per time performed $237
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.39% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$140an average of $7 per time performed $117
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.39% of his services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

19
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$160an average of $8 per time performed $146
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Bacterial urine culture

Service Code: 87088
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.37% of his services

34th 138th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$155an average of $8 per time performed $146
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Coagulation function measurement

Service Code: 85379
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.35% of his services

35th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$270an average of $15 per time performed $249
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Lipase (fat enzyme) level

Service Code: 83690
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.35% of his services

36th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

18
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$199an average of $11 per time performed $164
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Red blood count, automated test

Service Code: 85045
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.34% of his services

37th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

17
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$102an average of $6 per time performed $92
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.28% of his services

38th 59th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,186an average of $85 per time performed $793
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.28% of his services

39th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

14
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$280an average of $20 per time performed $257
an average of $18 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza injection into muscle, patient 3 ye... +

Vaccine for influenza injection into muscle, patient 3 years and older ×

Service Code: 90656
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.26% of his services

40th 53rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$161an average of $12 per time performed $158
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Amylase (enzyme) level

Service Code: 82150
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.26% of his services

41st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$148an average of $11 per time performed $115
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool analysis for blood to screen for colon tumors

Service Code: 82270
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.24% of his services

42nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$60an average of $5 per time performed $53
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.22% of his services

43rd 14th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$483an average of $44 per time performed $310
an average of $28 per time performed

Notes: Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients. The contact information listed above is the most current we have for this provider. The services listed on this page may have been delivered at a previous address or as part of a different practice.

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Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, American Medical Association

Services that begin with a letter come from CMS. All other codes and descriptions of the medical procedures are from the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Where practical, AMA’s consumer friendly translation of the CPT descriptor was used. ProPublica has received permission from the AMA to use these codes on this site.

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